The 4thVisual Tourism Award x Tabi Motion Japon Special Event A
Hayashi Hiroki/Nanto-shi, Toyama/7:26/Drama/2014
Failed photojournalist Kaori travels to Nanto to find herself. Whilst there she meets her old friend Yui, who has moved to Nanto from the city. As Yui shows her around this place where time moves slowly, Kaori realizes something…
Location : Nanto-city, Toyama Prefecture
■About the Area
Nanto City is home to the World Heritage historical villages of Ainokura and Sugenuma, full of gasshō-zukuri (houses with steep rafter roofs). This Gokayama region is where many folk songs originated. The beautiful townscape of Johana is known as Little Kyoto, and Inami is a district known for woodcarving.
Traditional skills to create Inami engravings, Gokayama Japanese paper and Johana silk textiles have been passed down over many centuries.